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Controversial UK coal mine will never happen, says COP Climate Champion

1 June 2021
Elika Roohi

Nigel Topping, the person appointed by the UK Government as High Level Climate Action Champion, says a proposed coalmine in Cumbria won’t happen No new licenses: North Sea oil and gas licenses unlikely to be granted though concern about jobs remain Philanthropy is ‘incredibly influential’ in shaping climate policy according to Topping   A controversial coal mine in Cumbria, UK will ‘never happen’, Nigel Topping, the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, has said in an …

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Tatiana Fraga Diez appointed Executive Director of Mexico’s Comunalia

29 May 2021
Alliance magazine

The Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, Comunalia, has appointed Tatiana Fraga Diez as its new Executive Director. Diez will take over from Mariana Sandoval Ulloa on 1 June. ‘Comunalia and our partner foundations warmly appreciate [Mariana’s] work and vision in favor of the sustainable local development of the communities where we are present. We are sure that the new path that Mariana undertakes will be very successful,’ said Agustín Landa, Comunalia Board Chairman. Diez …

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Survey: climate change set to dominate philanthropy

28 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Four out of five people think climate change will be the dominant issue in philanthropy in the next 25 years, a survey by Alliance has found. The survey asked respondents to choose which three issues would rise in prominence in the philanthropy sector between now and 2046, with 78 per cent selecting climate change, 54 per cent selecting inequality, and 48 per cent selecting diversity and equity. Currently, climate funding only makes up two per …

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Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

27 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and sustainable societies – and these movements mattered, finds a new report from CIVICUS. Global civil society alliance CIVICUS’ annual report, ‘State of Civil Society Report 2021’, identified the Black Lives Matter movement as one that changed the conversation, not just …

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Pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities

25 May 2021
Alliance magazine

New research from Dreilinden has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities. The finding was published …

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Juliette Gimon Courage Awards recognise organisations empowering incarcerated youth

22 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Global Fund for Children has announced the winners of the 2021 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards, recognising the perseverance of three …

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How is philanthropy responding to India’s Covid-19 crisis?

20 May 2021
Elika Roohi

Over 20 per cent of total Covid relief funding pledged in 2021 has been sent to India, according to Candid. …

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Funders support Pakistani partners to deliver mental health support

19 May 2021
Alliance magazine

The British Asian Trust in partnership with CareTech Charitable Foundation has been working with local organisations in Pakistan to fund …

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Alwaleed Philanthropies launches programme to support Saudi female artists

15 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Saudi Arabia’s Alwaleed Philanthropies has launched a new programme that will support female artists. The programme, Mizwada, is a partnership …

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Supporting grassroots projects drives local transformation in Brazil, finds report

13 May 2021
Alliance magazine

A new report from the Casa Socioenvironmental Fund in Brazil shows that when grassroots groups are empowered to see themselves …

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$1.5m pooled fund launches in Asia to improve healthcare systems

10 May 2021
Alliance magazine

A new pooled fund in Asia, coordinated by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, will support strengthening healthcare systems in Southeast …

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Swiss philanthropy body appoints new managing director

8 May 2021
Alliance magazine

SwissFoundations, the association of Swiss grantmaking foundations, has appointed Richard Brogle as its new managing director. Brogle has served as …

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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce, say ‘no changes’ at Gates foundation

4 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday they were divorcing. The two have reshaped philanthropy and public health with their fortune, …